Yesterday class 3 went to the Riverside Sports Pavilion as part of our PE lessons on Outdoor Adventurous Activities. Even though we got a little wet we still had lots of fun following our maps to find clues! Each team worked with an adult to find letters to create a word. The first team back won a prize. Mr. Lee’s team won! Well done to Alfie, Ava, Anna – Louise, Erica and Grace.
Thank you to Mr Lee for helping us arrange the visit and also to Mr Beveridge for setting up the course. And of course to Mrs Shaw and Mrs Gallacher for helping us out!
Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
In DT we have looked at healthy sandwiches. We’ve enjoyed tasting shop bought ones as well as designing our own version. Last week Debbie and Sarah kindly helped us make fresh bread so that we could make our own sandwiches. We made lots of different kinds of healthy sandwiches. Some of us enjoyed them ourselves at school and some of us took them home for others. We hope you liked them! Yum yum!
Every child has the right to the best possible health … nutritious food.
In literacy we have learnt about poems. We had lots of fun reading them and drawing the images that came to mind when we read them. We also enjoyed performing our favourite Rainforest poem. The children were very good at adding tone and expression as well as actions to make their poems more exciting.
Every child has the right to an education.
Grace Dance Award
Class 3 are a bunch of very talented individuals! Grace gained her ballet exam certificate recently. We are very proud of her and all of the hard work she puts into her dancing lessons and exams! Well done Grace – you are a star!
Article 31 – every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
Ava Dance Award
We are very proud of Ava. A few weeks ago Ava took her dance exam. Today she brought in her trophies to show us. They are amazing! Well done Ava.
Here is what Ava had to say
When it was our turn to do our dance it was called cheeky girls. Yopu wave then clap our hands 5 times. We clap in the corners 3 times. Then my mam calls them shimmies. Then we clap again. At the end we do a star.
I went to go and sit on the chairs and my name was called so I stood up to get my trophy. I got a silver for Latin American, silver for freestyle then a silver star for ballroom. After I got a big trophy for ballroom.
Article 31 – every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
David Waugh visit
Class 3 had the honour of welcoming children’s author David Waugh into their class on Wednesday. David read us one of his books ‘Girls Cant Play football’ We had lots of fun! We especially enjoyed asking David questions … how exciting that we got to meet a real life author!
This is what Brooke had to say …..
On June the 7th class 3 had an author come in. The author was called David Waugh. He read class 3 a story called girls cant play football. he gave us different cards which had different words on. Some were the same as others. We had to write how a girl called Lauren felt or how the boys felt. We had all made noted how they felt. We asked him all our questions.
Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.
We are very proud in class 3 today, Matthew and Olivia gained awards for their amazing drama skills! They both attend a drama class out for school and have been rewarded for their talent.
Matthew won a best new comer award and Olivia won the rising star award. Wow! Well done to both of you. We look forward to seeing you perform on the big stage in London!!!!
The whole class has been working very hard in their swimming lessons and have made fantastic progress. Many of the boys and girls in class 3 have achieved a new level and received certificates.
Well done everyone!
Lexie moves up a level in swimming!
We were really proud of Lexie today as she has moved up a level in her swimming lessons.
Brooke’s Snake Skin!
Brooke’s snake at home shed it’s skin and she brought it in to show us (the skin not the snake!).
I was very different to what we had expected. It felt like paper and you could see the holes where the snake’s eyes had been.
Eryna’s Swimming Competition.
We were very proud of Eryna, who brought in some pendants that she had won at a recent swimming gala.
Eryna had this to say about the day.
“I was very nervous, but I did my best and I ended up in three finals! This is why I have my pendants.”
Gail from Skipping School came in to coach us in skipping in preparation for the skipping festival.
We had so much fun and several of our class were really brave and tried things even when they weren’t confident about skipping.
Gail said she was very impressed by our attitude towards trying everything and complimented us on our behaviour.
Well done Class 3.
Ava’s Dance Competition
We were very proud of Ava and her haul of certificates and trophies following her dance competition. This is what Ava said about the day.
I got changed then I waited for my dance in front of the audience and the song was “Cheerleader”. The curtains closed then the audience clapped and then we bowed. We went off the stage to get ready for our next dance. We were waiting a long time then we did a dance to passa doble then the curtains closed and everyone clapped again. The we had jammie dodgers and orange juice.
Class 3’s Determination in PE.
In PE we have been practising our Gymnastic skills with Mr Beveridge and have learnt how to do independent and partner balances. This week we have started practising group balances – which are very tricky! Mr Beveridge was so impressed with our work that he gave out determination stickers from our Sainsbury’s Games. Well done to those children who received this special sticker!
Lexie was very proud of herself this week and enjoyed sharing her swimming achievement with Class 3. She has passed stage 1 and is now working on stage 2. Well done Lexie!
This is what she had to say ….
I swim on my back and improved my work. At first we waited 5 minutes for the teacher and then we got in the pool. He asked us to go on our back then we went on our front for a little while. then we stayed and played shark and fish. Then it was time to go back to our mam and dad. He gave me my sticker and we got changed.
As part of our music sessions this half term Class 3 have learnt all about Abba. We have learnt to sing the song Mamma Mia. Today in assembly we got dressed up and put on a performance for the rest of the school. What do you think of our outfits?!
Grace’s report ….
On Wednesday the 19th of October 2016 year 2,3,4 did a performance of Abba. Every one of us had a dancing part or an instrument part. Also we got dressed up in wigs, scarfs, waste jackets and ties. It was so fun!
On Monday 17th October the whole school took part in an excellent Science day held by Richard Gordon from Balfour Beatty.
Class 3 had lots of fun carrying out two different experiments. Year 2 worked alongside class 2, Miss Gordon and Mrs Shaw to create an erupting volcano!
Years 3 and 4 worked with Mrs Aspinall on a marshmallow catapult activity.
Here is what Grace and Alex had to say …..
Today we have been doing experiments, each class had a different challenge.
Year 1 and 2 had to build a volcano and make it erupt.
Year 3 and 4 made catapults to fire marshmallow. Year 5 and 6 made a protective shield for an egg.
We made our catapult by sticks, rubber bands and a spoon it was quite hard and fiddley.
On Monday 10th October Class 3 visited the library in Durham. There we met Alison and she told us all about Roald Dahl. This is an author that we have learnt about during our literacy work this half term. We listened to a story and made book marks too. Alison also gave us lots of goodies to take home as we were such good listeners! We had lots of fun and hope to return in the future.
We are very proud of the children who attended a Tri Golf festival at Meadowfield today. The children enjoyed learning new skills and perfecting old ones. Well done everyone!
Grace meets Amy Tinkler
On Saturday I met an Olympic gymnast called Amy Tinkler. She got a bronze medal in floor routine. Amy Tinkler goes to my gymnastics at Spennymoor Leisure Centre.
Class 3 Activities 2015 – 16
Grace’s Dance Award
We are very proud of Grace as she has achieved a new dance award.
This is what she had to say….
I had shuffle, side step and tip toe. It was so fun. Also I had to do this really fast step called shuffle step step. I did my exam on 15th May 2016. I got a merit and I was only 2 marks away from a distinction. My dance teacher said I would have gotten a distinction if I used more expression.
We are very proud of Alexander’s athletics achievement last weekend. This is what he had to say ….
On Sunday I went to Gateshead Stadium to do 4 athletics events what were the 400m, long jump, 75m run and the Howler throw. It took 20 minutes to get there. I was very excited and at first there wasn’t many people there and then after 10 minutes there was loads of people. The weather wasn’t the best because it was drizzling. First the year 4 boys did the 400m and I came 6th, I was quite happy with that. On the long jump I came 3rd and I got a medal. Then I did the 75 m sprint and I came 8th. Then I did the howler throw and I came 1st! I was so happy. Then I went back home.
Grace’s Holy Communion.
Grace took her Holy Communion over the weekend. We hope she had a lovely day.
On Saturday 11th June 2016 I did my Holy Communion. I had to bring the offertory down the isle. It was so fun. I had to wear a dress and wear my hair down with a headband. Then after that we went to a restaurant and had a party with all of my family.
Bailey’s Football Award.
We are very proud of Bailey’s football award. Here is what he had to say …
On Saturday 11th June 2016 I won a glass trophy for playing and helping my football team. There were over about 19 squads including my team, Durham Federation under 9’s. Then they said my name. Then we got our photos taken then we got a treat, I got a football. Then we could throw wet sponges at my manager.
Athletics Event 18.5.16
We went to athletics on the 18th May 2016 at the Riverside Athletics Track at Chester le street. Our adults and teachers came too.
People who went to the athletics
Year 3 boys Year 3 girls
Alex P Grace
Year 4 boys Year 4 girls
Alexander B Casey
We had to do loads of jobs like howler, hurdles, run 400metres, smoothie bike, football, 60 meter race, medicine ball, hula hopping and throwing. At the end it was the awards and you had to stand on the podium. It was really fun. If they had medals for individual skills we would have got some. If there was a trophy for best behaviour we would have won it to.
By Alex P and Grace.
Ruby the Mascot
On Sunday Ruby was a mascot for her favourite football team Newcastle United. She got to walk on the pitch with the players and even got her photograph in the match day programme. Ruby was also lucky enough to get a signed t – shirt. What a lovely treat for Ruby!
Rainton Meadows Trip
Today we visited Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. We were there to study habitats as part of our Science work. We had fun pond dipping, minibeast hunting and going on a nature walk. It was very wet and cold but we still had loads of fun! We even enjoyed a play in the park area at lunch time when the sun came out!
Letter to the Queen.
Last week we celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday by designing hats for her. We have sent our designs and cards that we also made to the Queen. We are hoping that she sends us a letter back!
To Her Majesty the Queen
In school we celebrated your 90th birthday. We hope that you had a wonderful day. As a gift we have made you some birthday cards, we hope you like them. We looked at your official birthday in June or July. We also decorated hats for you because we know that you like hats. We hope you have another wonderful day at the trooping of colour for your official birthday. We hope you have a wonderful year and keep happy for the rest of the year. Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth!
From Ruby Black, aged 8 (on behalf of class 3 and Mrs. Aspinall)
Email to Jacqueline Wilson.
In Literacy we are learning about Jacqueline Wilson books. We have read The suitcase Kid and are going to start reading Cliffhanger. We are enjoying reading the books and researching the author as part of this work. We decided that we would like to find out a little more about Jacqueline Wilson so we have sent her an email. This is what our email says …..
We are class 3 from Nettlesworth Primary School, near Chester-Le-Street, Durham. We are a mixed class of year 3, 4 and 5 students. We are a small village school with only 87 pupils in total. This half term we are learning all about you! We have a few questions and would love it if you had time to answer them.
How old is your daughter? Nathan, 9
Are you scared of anything? Gracie, 9
What inspired you to be an author? Leah, 8
What is your favourite animal? Keira, 7
Do you think your life is an ordinary life? Liam, 9
If you could change your name what would it be? Alexander, 9
Do you find it exciting writing your books? Ruby, 8
Did your mam write books too? Grace, 8
Who is your favourite singer? Jessica, 8
Do you like to do science? Kane, 7
Do you like numeracy? Robbie, 9
Do you like to star gaze? Eryna, 8
If you had one wish what would it be? Cody, 8
Do you like to sing? Alfie, 8
What is your favourite sport? Bailey, 9
What would you be if you weren’t an author? Matthew, 8
What type of jewellery do you like to wear? Thai, 10
Do you like painting? William, 7
Do you like spelling? Makenzie C, 7
How many authors have you met? Mackenzie P, 9
Who is your friend? Elliott, 8
Do you travel around the world? Casey, 8
What is your favourite colour? Harry, 10
Who is your favourite author? Harvey, 10
What is your favourite food? Lewis, 9
Class 3 and Mrs Aspinall and Mrs Gallacher
We are hoping she replies soon!
Eryna’s Judo Award.
We are very proud of Eryna in class 3, she has recently gained her judo badge! Well done! This is what Eryna had to say:
On Saturday I go to Judo and we play games but this time it was my grading. Dan gave me my belt it was red and black. I had to do a judo kick and a judo move to get my award. I got a certificate and a badge for my judo kick.
On Saturday 19th March, it was an exciting day for people who go to Hapkido like : Alex P, Alexander, Ruby, Helen, Mackenzie and Ollie P.
First Ollie did it. He did front and breakfalls, right and left breakfalls, rolling breakfalls, kicking and techniques. Everybody did the same but with different belts.
Ollie – yellow belt
Alexander – green tag
Ruby, Alex P and Mackenzie – green belt
Helen – blue tag.
By Ruby, Alex P, Alexander and Mackenzie.
On Wednesday the 16th of March class 3 went to Fram School to do the skipping festival. We went on a bus with Mrs Aspinall and Mrs Gallagher.
When we got to the skipping festival we sat in the corner of the hall. Before we done the competition we did a warm up.
First we did keep the pot boiling then double bounce, speed bounce, side swing, crossover, pretzel, face to face, butterfly, run in jump out and the dance.
Alex.p got gold for double bounce, Liam got silver for speed bounce, Harry got gold for the pretzel, Keira got silver for side swing, Gracie got bronze for crossover, Casey and Keira got bronze for butterfly, bronze for run in jump out and silver for keep the pot boiling. We all got a silver award for our skip dance.
By Alex P, Ruby and Alexander B.
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Class 3 went to the Louisa centre we done gymnastics. We went in a bus with another school. And we had lots of fun there. There was a trampoline what class 3 loved the best. Also there was bars what you had to swing on. There was a beam you had to do different moves on it. However there was a tram pet were you had to run and jump it was really fun. Next on the carpet you had to do PE moves like standing on people’s backs. Everyone loved the trip. We had a lovely time.
By Grace and Keira
Class 3 visited the Newcastle Reform Synagogue in Gosforth today. We met Ruth and Tony who are practising Jews. They talked to us about their way of life and also the things that we could see in the Synagogue. When we got there the boys were asked to put on a kippa (Skull cap) out of respect as men and boys always cover their heads when they enter. They looked very good!
We learnt all about the torah and where it is kept. We also talked to Ruth and Tony about their holy days and asked questions about Shabbath and Passover. We also saw candles that are used during Hannukah.
Grace’s Dance Exam
What I had to do for my dance exam.
In my dance exam I had to practise for ages. It took along time and I got a trophy. It was my first grade and I got the highest level – a distinction. I had to clap, stomp and shuffle. It was really fun!
Stone Age Cave Art
This half term the children in class 3 are learning about the Stone Age as part of their History work. This week we have looked at Stone Age art and how it was made. We have also found out why it was important for people when they were travelling.
We all had a go at making our own version of Stone Age art. We collected sticks and then painted a picture with them. We used sandpaper to replicate the effect of bricks and we were only allowed to use black,red or brown paint.
They look fabulous!